2 large beets, chopped (about 5 cups)

4 garlic cloves

3/4 – 1 cup fresh basil leaves

3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp olive olive (or more if you prefer)

1 tsp sea salt



Place the chopped beets into a food processor and blend until pureed

Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until well combined

If you can tolerate cheese, you could certainly add some cheese chunks to this as well.

This could be enjoyed in so many different ways.

You could use it as a sauce over pasta, meats or spaghetti squash like traditional pesto.

It can also be served as a dip or spread for vegetables, crackers or chips.

I would even use it as a salad dressing!!!